†superfamily Climacograptoidea Frech 1897 (climacograptid)

Pterobranchia - Graptoloidea

Synonym: Climacograptacea Mitchell et al. 2007 [replaced name]

Parent taxon: Diplograptina according to X. Chen et al. 2016

See also Storch et al. 2011

Sister taxa: Dicaulograptidae, Dicranograptidae, Dicranograptoidea, Diplograptidae, Lasiograptidae, Peiragraptidae

Subtaxa: Climacograptidae Undulograptus

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Ecology: passively mobile planktonic suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Algeria (3 collections), Argentina (2), Canada (5: Quebec, Québec), China (15), Denmark (7), France (2), Jordan (2), Morocco (2), Paraguay (1), the Russian Federation (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Serbia and Montenegro (5), Sweden (3), Thailand (2), the United Kingdom (7), United States (16: Alaska, Idaho, New York), Western Sahara (1)

• Ordovician to Silurian of Canada (2: Québec), the Russian Federation (1), United States (2: Alaska)

• Ordovician of Argentina (8), Australia (2), Belgium (2), Bolivia (1), Canada (40: New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Northwest Territories and Yukon, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, Québec, Yukon), China (113), the Czech Republic (4), France (1), Kazakhstan (4), Latvia (1), Lithuania (2), Malaysia (1), Morocco (1), New Zealand (17), Norway (9), Peru (1), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (22), Spain (1), Sweden (24), Turkey (2), the United Kingdom (4), United States (132: Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia), Venezuela (1), Vietnam (1)

• Llandeilo of China (14)

• Whiterockian of Canada (4: Newfoundland and Labrador)

• Arenigian of United States (1: Alaska)

• Arenig of China (7)

• Ningkuo of China (11)

Total: 512 collections including 772 occurrences

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